Tariffs Could Result In Next-Gen Consoles Being 25% More Expensive

Due to the ongoing trade war with China, the Office of the United States Trade Representative has published a list of goods categories that could be considered for new tariffs, which could be in amounts as high as 25%. These tariffs are expected to be applied to goods imported from China, which will cover “video game consoles and machines”.


Mario Kart Tour Beta Images Have Made Their Way Online

Mario Kart Tour will be the next title that Nintendo will be releasing on mobile. The game is currently pegged for a release this summer and the beta of the game has already kicked off over in Japan. Thanks to users who are participating in the games beta, they have shared images and details of the game, giving us an idea of what to expect.


Nintendo Allows Tetris 99 Offline Play For $9.99

Nintendo released Tetris 99 as a free-to-play game for the Switch but with a catch. It was available to Switch Online members which meant that those who wanted to play this game had to get a membership to Switch Online. That will no longer be the case as Nintendo is now allowing people to play the game offline, provided they pay $9.99 for the privilege.


Nintendo E3 Direct Confirmed For June 11th

Nintendo has confirmed its plans for the E3 convention. It’s going to be the world’s biggest gaming convention and Nintendo will have something to share as well during its E3 Direct. The company has scheduled its press event for June 11th.


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Nintendo Switch Online Now Has 9.8 Million Subscribers

For the first time ever, Nintendo decided to start charge gamers for access to its online gaming services, where they would need to pay a fee if they wished to be able to play with other gamers online. Given that Nintendo did not charge in the past, many were curious as to how players would react to this.


Nintendo Has No New First-Party 3DS Games To Announce

According to the rumors, Nintendo could have a new Switch console in the works that is expected to be a cheaper version of the current Switch, where it will only be playable in handheld mode. This led to speculation that Nintendo could finally be going about potentially replacing their 3DS lineup.


Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date Confirmed

Nintendo has finally confirmed the release date for Super Mario Maker 2. The company has also addressed speculation about the game’s multiplayer functionality through its teaser site for the game. The release date has been confirmed rather quietly by Nintendo but it would most likely be talking about Super Mario Maker 2 at the upcoming E3 2019 gaming convention in June.


The Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The N64 In Lifetime Sales

Nintendo’s future felt a bit murky during the era of the Wii U, where Nintendo was attempting to build on the success of the Wii with an updated model with newer features. Unfortunately, it never quite took and it felt like Nintendo might just drop out of the console race entirely. However, the company managed to successfully rally with the Nintendo Switch.


Cheaper Nintendo Switch Could Launch By End Of June

According to the rumors, Nintendo could be working on a cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2019. These rumors have since been “confirmed” by a report from Bloomberg who claims that this cheaper version of the Switch could actually be launched by the end of June 2019.


Smaller Nintendo Switch Expected To Arrive This Fall

The reports about a smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch continue to come in. A new one suggests that the company is going to release this iteration of its popular Switch console by the fall this year. Nintendo is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the Switch as well.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Commercial Reveals ‘Stage Builder’ Mode

Do you think you have what it takes to create the “perfect” stage for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fight? If you do, then you might be interested to learn that in a recent Nintendo Switch commercial for the game, it was spotted in the background a “Stage Builder” mode. The mode has yet to be officially announced, but it seems like an upcoming feature.


PS4, Nintendo Switch, And Xbox One Being Investigated For Consumer Rights Violation

The PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles and the companies that make them, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft respectively are now being investigated for consumer rights violation. The Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it has launched an investigation into numerous business practices exercised by these companies which may violate consumer rights.


Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey To Get VR Support For Nintendo Labo

Last month to everyone’s surprise, Nintendo announced a new Labo kit that basically introduced virtual reality (VR) features to the Switch. Given that the last time Nintendo attempted anything VR was with the Virtual Boy, it did come out of the blue. For those who need more reason to pick up the Labo kit, Nintendo has announced some updates for their existing games.


Best Buy Leak Hints At Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Smash Bros. franchise typically features characters from games that are playable on the company’s consoles (typically), which is why when Nintendo announced that Joker from Persona 5 would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many were surprised. It also seemed to hint that Persona 5 could be coming to the Switch.